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Racism, Xenophobia, and Distribution

Multi-Issue Politics in Advanced Democracies

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$100.00 • £80.95 • €90.00

ISBN 9780674024953

Publication Date: 04/20/2007


432 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

59 line illustrations; 99 tables

Russell Sage Foundation Books at Harvard University Press


  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Political Equilibrium: Theory and Application
    • The Data
    • Characterization of PUNE as a System of Equations
    • The Probability-of-Victory Function
    • Factional Bargaining Powers
    • The Three-Party Model
    • First Application: The Logarithmic Utility Function
    • Second Application: The Euclidean Utility Function
    • Conclusion
  • 3. History of Racial Politics in the United States
    • Introduction
    • Race and American Exceptionalism
    • Issue Evolution
    • The Dixiecrats
    • The Presidential Election of 1964 and Its Aftermath
    • The Reagan Democrats
    • Race, Class, and Welfare Reform in the 1990s
    • Conclusion
  • 4. United States: Quantitative Analysis
    • Introduction
    • Recovering Voter Racism from Survey Data
    • Estimation of the Model’s Parameters
    • Numerical Solution of the Log Utility Model
    • The Euclidean Function Approach
    • Conclusion
  • 5. History of Racism and Xenophobia in the United Kingdom
    • Introduction
    • Immigration in Britain
    • An Issue of “High Potential”
    • From Powell to Thatcher: Challenging the Consensus
    • The Rise of Thatcher and the Breakdown of the Consensus of Silence
    • Immigration in the 1990s and Beyond
    • Conclusion
  • 6. United Kingdom: Quantitative Analysis
    • Introduction
    • Minorities, Race, and Class Politics in the UK
    • Estimation of Parameters
    • The PBE and ASE: Computation
    • Conclusion
  • 7. Immigration: A Challenge to Tolerant Denmark
    • Introduction
    • The Early Years: Guest Workers and Their Families
    • The Eighties: The Emergence of Refugees
    • The Nineties: Xenophobia Emerges, Front and Center
    • No Longer Marginal: The Far Right and the Election of 2001
  • 8. Denmark: Quantitative Analysis
    • Parties and Issues
    • Estimation of the Model’s Parameters
    • Political Equilibrium: Observation and Prediction
    • The Policy-Bundle and Antisolidarity Effects: Computation
    • Conclusion
  • 9. Immigration and the Political Institutionalization of Xenophobia in France
    • Introduction
    • Immigration in France: A Brief Sketch
    • The Politicization of Immigration
    • The Rise of Le Pen
    • The Mainstreaming of Xenophobia
    • The 1988 Presidential Election
    • Xenophobia Remains in the Headlines
    • Conventional Politics Return as a New Cleavage Is Born
    • Conclusion
  • 10. France: Quantitative Analysis
    • Parties and Voter Opinion
    • Political Equilibrium with Three Parties
    • Estimation of Model Parameters
    • Political Equilibrium: Observation and Prediction
    • The Policy-Bundle and Antisolidarity Effects: Computation
  • 11. Conclusion
    • The Rise of the New Right Movement
    • Recapitulation
    • The Log Utility Function Approach
    • The Euclidean Utility Function Approach
    • Limitations
    • Final Remark
  • Appendix A: Statistical Methods
  • Appendix B: Additional Tables
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index

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